For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.
Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling,
because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked.
For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
Summary: This message is a "re-write" of my sermon "Searching for Home," tailored for a funeral service. It addresses an audience dissatisfied with life - both believers and unbelievers alike - and shares how true satisfaction is found in making Jesus one's home.
Summary: Two passages of scripture in this case from the NLT as the family were not versed in scripture, for use at the grave side prior to the committal of the departed body to the earth. . To display the hope of the departed and our hope in our Lord.
Summary: Many of us are searching for home. We feel out of place in this life, because we are strangers and sojourners in this world. We just need to realize that our true home is found in heaven; and it is obtained by knowing Jesus Christ.
Summary: On that last day we will all be there, the books will be opened and all secrets will be revealed. Many will try to make excuses. This is a day when people make excuses for everything. On that last day excuses will all fall short. In this outline we list a
Summary: The one who wrote these words in 2 Corinthians chapter 5 knew well the struggles of life but, he also knew the end results when this life is over, when we are ushered into heaven to live with Christ forevermore.
Apostle Paul said For we know…not maybe o
Summary: By his resurrection, Jesus has turned the tables. Rather than be consumed with the present and the temporary, we are able to turn our attention to the hope and eternity. The change in perspective can tyurn our lives up-side-down, or right-side-up.
Summary: God's presence is all around us, renewing us inside and out. If we know this to be true, then our faith obligates that we speak about this wonderful reality, so that others might come to glorify God for God's abundant grace.